If you’re looking for a quick and easy summer starter that doesn’t require any cooking, this is it. A caprese salad is a real Italian style, summer dish and serving it on a stick is an easy way for guests to enjoy it. You can use toothpicks or skewers to assembly them, I used 100mm (4″) skewers cut in half.

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What You Will Need For about 16 Skewers

  • 300g (10oz) Cherry Tomatoes
  • 32 Small Basil Leaves (About 30g (1oz))
  • 120g (4oz) Block or Balls of Mozzarella Cheese

How To Make The Caprese Skewers

Wash and dry the tomatoes. If you are using a block of cheese, cut it up into 32 cubes. Pick the basil leaves from the stem, rinse and dry them.

First skewer a block or ball of cheese then a folded over basil leaf followed by the tomato, another folded basil leaf and finally a last block of cheese. Push the ingredients to the blunt end of the stick, leave a small gap to cut the stick in half and then begin with the second skewer. Only cut the skewer sticks in half after assembling them as there is only one sharp end and it is difficult to push the blunt end through a tomato neatly.

Serve the skewers with a drizzle of oil oil and balsamic vinegar. They can be made up beforehand and keep well in a sealed container in the refrigerator for a day or two although the basil leaves begin to wilt a little by the second day. Do not add the oil and vinegar until just before they are served.

If you love the tomato and basil combination, try our 10 minutes tomato and basil homemade pasta sauce for a quick and delicious dinner.

Have you tried making these tomato and basil caprese skewers? What other ingredients do you usually add? Let us know in the comments section below.